Good As You: Maine Roundup

10/30/2009

FRC says 'ban!'; Pastor Graves asks, "how hurtfully?'

Remember Ken Graves, the pastor of Calvary Baptist Church who filmed a "yes on one" spot in which he suggested that gay families are rejected by nature itself? Yea, well check out the following little nugget from the San Francisco...

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We actually wish 'yes on 1' would call us an 'abomination'

The Maine Family Policy Council wants evangelicals to rest up and prepare to battle gays over Question One. Ya know, so that we "abnormal" gays don't kill them while they sleep: The enemy comes in and becomes "one of us"...

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Video: If I Am Idle, this Am. Idol audition will prevail

The harmony is nice. But as for the disharmony they wish to cause our lives? Not so much: I Say Yes On 1 [YT]

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10/29/2009

Video: Marry ME: Baldacci vs. Bald-faced discrimination

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Video: It hits home for everyone. But only some homes are literally hit

As we enter the final days of Maine's battle of civil fairness vs. faith-based discrimination, WCHS 6 enters two contrasting families homes. Emotions are high in both. But unfair usage of personal religious views to deny other's legal rights is...

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It's 'NO' time

Protect Maine Equality -- NO ON 1! ***SEE ALSO: Compare our thoroughly positive ad with their latest.

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Video: And by 'it's,' they mean lies and bigotry

0:00-0:04: Very fitting that they start with the Washington Times, considering the Rev. Moon-owned paper is considered the most far-right, conservatively biased news outlet in the nation. But okay, whatever. They're "accusing" us of wanting marriage equality in New England....

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Audio: 'I'm sorry this debate is happening at all'

I once read a tell-all book about "Saturday Night Live," in which Anne Beatts, one of the female writers from the early days of the show, described the gender disparity in comedy writing rooms by saying that "[the men] had...

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Forming rings to deny us of our own

Pastor Bill Clarke is all kinds of upset with his state: Our problem is not gay rights, gay marriage or abortion. These things are consequences of our own “wicked ways”. We have abandoned our nation by not working to ensure...

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10/28/2009

Deceivers, Generally target our Attorney General

Attorney General Eric Holder was in Maine recently, that much is true. And it's also accurate to say that while there, he was asked to weigh in on Question One. But the story that is most notable to gay activists...

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Maggie Gallagher and Peter LaBarbera: Birds of a 'yes on 1' feather!

Want even more connection between the gang of three far-right personalities who spoke today in favor of bias in Maine and the "official" Stand For Marriage Maine campaign? Well how about this: One of those three men, Peter LaBarbera, appeared...

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Camenker, LaBarbera, Madore: They came, they saw, they bore out the 'Yes on 1' connections

The "No on 1" campaign's Jesse Connolly is back from today's "yes on 1" press conference featuring Brian Camenker, Paul Madore, and Peter LaBarbera, and he's in no mood to mince words: "This is not the new face of the...

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Peter, Paul, and anti-marry: 'No on 1' to challenge 'Yes on 1's' liability-in-waiting

Yesterday we told you that certified hate group leader Brian Camenker and certified for of the 'mos Peter LaBarbera (whose former employer, the Illinois Family Institute, was also once on the SPLC's hate group list because of something Pete wrote)...

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Stand For Marriage Maine has damaged their state with lies. It'll take time to fix.

Check out this landing page that's being used to scare visitors to the StandForMarriageMaine site: Okay, let's break this bullcrappy down: 1) We're not sure if the teacher is supposed to be a pro-gay "indoctrinator," or simply a teacher. But...

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10/27/2009

Taking stock of Yes on 1's families

Interested in knowing what "real" Maine families are working to take away you rights? Well, in Stand For Marriage Mains' latest ad, there are five of them. First up is the "A father gives his daughter a piggy-back ride while...

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Video: 'Yet we want to be tolerant of gays'?!?!?!?!

The title should have an apostrophe. More thoughts after this short interruption (which seeks to interrupt your lives and loves): 0:00-0:07: Majority support is NEVER a suitable basis for denying civil rights. Almost every progressive move that has been made...

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For Chastity Vote-No

This wording is codified in Maine law: Title 20: EDUCATION Part 2: PUBLIC SCHOOLS Chapter 111: RELIGION AND MORALS §1221. Teaching of virtue and morality Instructors of youth in public or private institutions shall use their best endeavors to impress...

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10/26/2009

Vote like an Eagle?

Dear Folks at Good As You: My dad, a guy who rattled around far to the right on many issues, died in 2000 in Florida. I still get financial solicitations for him at my address in Maine some nine (9)...

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Video: Bowdoin is pronounced 'bo-din'; Fairness is pronounced 'No on 1'

Question One Campaigning [WGME]

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10/25/2009

Yes on 1's largest donor: An examination (Complete Set)

Volume 1: Unhinged billboard campaign Volume 2: Oversimplified reduction of pro-gay comments Volume 3: Ridiculous Vaclav Havel/Soviet empire comparisons Volume 4: NOM board member wants to overthrow pro-gay governments Volume 5: NOM's general counsel = quite extremist Volume 6: Heated...

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10/24/2009

Yes on 1's biggest donor: An examination (Vol. 13)

A "grassfire [that] would spread across America!" That is the way that former U.S. Senator Rick "man on dog sex" Santorum reduced and condemned same-sex unions in a recent pitch letter that he penned for the National Organization For Marriage:...

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Yes on 1's biggest donor: An examination (Vol. 12)

On 9/4/09, the National Organization For Marriage's Maggie Gallagher appeared on "The Ken and Mike Morning News Show." Things to listen listen up for: Maggie once again using the Ocean Grove, NJ, thing, neglecting to mention the actual facts at...

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Yes on 1's biggest donor: An examination (Vol. 11)

This comes verbatim from page 54 of the Iowa marriage ruling: Promotion of optimal environment to raise children. Another governmental objective proffered by the County is the promotion of “child rearing by a father and a mother in a marital...

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Yes on 1's biggest donor: An examination (Vol. 10)

On 9/11/09 (of all days), the National Organization For Marriage's Brian Brown began his weekly email like so: So we just need to ask Mainers: Do you honestly feel like you are fighting a cultural Vietnam right now? Because NOM,...

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Yes on 1's biggest donor: An examination (Vol. 9)

National Organization For Marriage's Maggie Gallagher, from a Catholic radio program: *Source: Catholic Answers Live -- 6/30/08 Are you going to let canon law put a cannon to Maine's civil law? $1.1 million of the $1.4 million raised by Stand...

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Yes on 1's biggest donor: An examination (Vol. 7)

How extreme is the National Organization For Marriage? Well get this. Back in 1996, when that awful Defense of Marriage Act was passed, NOM's Maggie Gallagher actually spoke out against it. Because she found it to be -- get this...

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Yes on 1's biggest donor: An examination (Vol. 6)

This comes from The National Organization For Marriage's founder, Robert George: "...it is not really about benefits. It is about sex. The idea that is antithetical to those who are seeking to redefine marriage is that there is something uniquely...

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Yes on 1's biggest donor: An examination (Vol. 5)

Below you will find eight video clips that feature one Charles LiMandri Esq. Mr. LiMandri serves as the general counsel for the National Organization For Marriage (and is Carrie Prejean's attorney). So in light of this major Maine development... $1.1...

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Yes on 1's biggest donor: An examination (Vol. 4)

This from Mormon Times, 7/24/08 If America becomes a place where our children are taken from us by law and forced to attend schools where they are taught that cohabitation is as good as marriage, that motherhood doesn't require a...

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Yes on 1's biggest donor: An examination (Vol. 3)

In April of this year, the National Organization For Marriage's Maggie Gallagher shared this little nugget with the Dallas Morning News' Rod Dreher: Rod Dreher: Maggie, you and I are on the same side of the gay marriage issue, but...

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Yes on 1's biggest donor: An examination (Vol. 2)

Back in October of 2008, the National Organization For Marriage's Maggie Gallagher said the following in order to scare California voters into supporting that divisive misstep known as Prop 8: (If embedded audio doesn't load for you, you can listen...

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Yes on 1's biggest donor: An examination (Vol. 1)

Back in October of 2007, when the average person still thought NOM was nothing more than an onomatopoeic way to express the sound of eating, the group that commonly operates under that very acronym, the National Organization For Marriage, installed...

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10/23/2009

Rainy days and gunning-for-gays always get me down

If you see rosaries in local Maine pawn shops, this is why: AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland has given another $152,600 to the group that's trying to overturn Maine's gay marriage law. A spokeswoman says...

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Audio: Can't 'Yes on 1' be factual about anything?

Because her name's Monique (MO-NEEK), not Monica: Anti-'mo marriage and anti-MO names? Well that's an unfortunate M.O. Think we'll vote NO. **EARLIER: We've already picked apart the ad's claims. Find that here.

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Geez, what did we ever do to Calvary Chapel?!?

-Charla Bansley teaches at a private, Christian school called Calvary Chapel. She starred in a "Yes on 1" ad, acting as if she was a public school teacher with civil concerns. -Jen Cyr teaches at a private, Christian school called...

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Video: Another disgusting Maine ad

Okay, let's break it down. 0:00 - 0:05: It wasn't about marriage in 2005. When Pat Peard gave this quote to the Sunday Telegram, it was truthful. Sure, we always want marriage. We want marriage everywhere. We make no bones...

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WGME used to GAG-US

You know that WGME-TV news report that we warned you about on Tuesday and groaned about on Thursday? And you know how we basically felt that the finished product came across like a "yes on 1" press release? Yea, well...

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10/22/2009

'The Gall' heads to New England

You know Lou Engle, that guy who arranged the big monster truck evangelical rally before the Prop 8 vote? This would be the same rally where James Dobson said that gay activists are angry because of our "childhood pain," Miles...

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OMG, WGME: They actually ran it!

Yesterday we showed you a clip from a Tuesday morning meeting, in which a WGME producer/news director type suggested that his news outlet should look into an 2008 anti-harassment, pro-acceptance document, with the newsman seeming to suggest (amidst unfortunate, anti-AP...

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10/21/2009

People. People who need 'people' (to be a political term)

The audacity of our opposition's hopes is something that never ceases to amaze us. We're frequently shocked that they see majority tyranny as trumping fair-minded decision making. We're put in a state of disbelief when they send unprovoked messages condemning...

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Video: 'Or an asparagus plant'

Vote No on 1 in Maine - Conversation With Bigotry [YT] This should really be their new tag line: "Yes on 1: We Don't Care If Your Marriage Is A Sham, Just As Long as It's Penis-Vagina."

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Video: Maine-ly Maddow

Rachel Maddow [MSNBC]

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10/20/2009

WGME invites us to be wall flies; we don't so much enjoy the buzz

Today, Maine's WGME news began posting videos of their morning meetings to Facebook. And you know what? We're super glad that they did, so that maybe we can stop this potentially negligent story from happening before it ever starts: *Video...

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SFMM yanks everyone's chain; NPR yanks their vid

When this writer first heard that NPR had the latest Stand For Marriage Maine ad pulled from YouTube, the fair use advocate in me was concerned about the slippery slope element of pulling an ad on the basis of a...

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Team 'Yes on1': Slowly morphing into 'On Second Thought Maybe Not on 1'?

We're absolutely loving the Stand For Marriage Maine Facebook page. Because even though they keep deleting everything that they don't want their supporters to see, we've managed to glean some great nuggets before their moderator's extremely itchy finger (he should...

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10/19/2009

Audio: Muttying reality

Even Marc Mutty seems to know that his campaign has been deceiving Mainers. This from MPBN: (Money part comes around 2:15 part) *Source: Controversy Rages Over Question One's Impact on School [MPBN] (H/t: Adam Bink) Okay, can we talk for...

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Sorry, Ms. Lee: Your faith is not faith-y enough for 'Yes on 1' campaign

The following was posted to Stand For Marriage Maine's Facebook wall: StandForMariageMaine [F'book] It was of course deleted within minutes. But unfortunately for SFMM, they can't delete either the awareness that their hurtful and divisive campaign has cultivated, or the...

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Video: 'It's Common Sense'

NO on 1 TV ad - "Opinion" [YT] It's a matter of unity vs. division. Our campaign wants more of the former, while our opposition has been ramping up the latter from day one. Don't we have enough nastiness in...

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Yes on 1: No on 'the enemy'?

While they've been working all summer and fall to disconnect themselves, we have well established that the Stand For Marriage Maine coalition that's trying to pass Question One in Maine has so many ties to the rabidly anti-gay Christian Civic...

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10/18/2009

Maine's traditional media belies 'traditional marriage' muddiness

Bangor Daily News: Mainers have heard a lot in recent weeks about the consequences of allowing same-sex couples to marry, some of it accurate, some of it not. While such debate is healthy, this question boils down to a simple...

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